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This page lists PRIMES students who received various honors and awards for their research projects. See also Award-winning RSI Projects Supervised by PRIMES staff .

2022 projects

The Twelfth Annual PRIMES Conference

In the 2022 cycle, 109 local and out-of-state PRIMES, PRIMES-USA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 43 faculty-formulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 21 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students. So far they have received the following honors:

  • Fourteen USA Regional Medalists (one Gold, three Silver, and one Bronze medals in Math; one Gold, three Bronze, and two honorable mentions in Computer Science; one Gold in Biology; and two honorable mentions in Economics and Financial Modeling) in the 2022 S.-T. Yau High School Science Award.

Simon Beyzerov

2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Bronze in Computer Science)
Mentor: Sacha Servan-Schreiber

Matvey Borodin

2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Silver in Math)
Mentor: Prof. Jim Coykendall, Clemson University

Benjamin Fan

2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Honorable Mention in Economics and Financial Modeling)
Mentor: Prof. Lu Lu, University of Pennsylvania

Yihao (Michael) Huang

2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Gold in Computer Science)
Mentors: Prof. Julian Shun and Shangdi Yu

Ethan Liu

2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Silver in Math)
Mentor: Prof. Jim Coykendall, Clemson University

Anish Mudide

2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Gold in Biology) (project done outside of PRIMES)

Hyojae Park

2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Bronze in Computer Science)
Mentor: Sacha Servan-Schreiber

Edward Qiao

2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Honorable Mention in Economics and Financial Modeling)
Mentor: Prof. Lu Lu, University of Pennsylvania

Andrew Tung

2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Honorable Mention in Computer Science)
Mentor: Andrey Boris Khesin

Karthik Vedula

2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Honorable Mention in Computer Science)
Mentor: Andrey Boris Khesin

Eliyahu Yablon

2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Bronze in Computer Science)
Mentor: Sacha Servan-Schreiber

Edward Yu

2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Gold in Math)
Mentor: Nitya Mani

Justin Zhang

2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Silver in Math)
Mentor: Prof. Jim Coykendall, Clemson University

Ethan Zhou

2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Bronze in Math)
Mentor: Dr. Jesse Geneson, SJSU

2021 projects

The Eleventh Annual PRIMES Conference

In the 2021 cycle, 101 local and out-of-state PRIMES, PRIMES-USA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 55 faculty-formulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 17 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students. They received the following honors:

Sophia Benjamin

2021 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Mathematics)
Mentor: Pakawut Jiradilok

Neil Chowdhury

2022 Regeneron STS 5th Place
2021 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Gold in Biology)
Mentor: Sameer Abraham

Kevin Cong

2022 Regeneron STS scholar (project done outside of PRIMES)

Ram Goel

2022 Regeneron ISEF 3rd Grand Award (Math)
2022 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Christian Gaetz

Andrew Gu

2021 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Mathematics)
Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Wang (Perimeter Institute)

Joshua Guo

2022 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Kevin Chang

Fenghuan (Linda) He

2021 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Physics)
Mentor: Lucy Yang (Harvard University)

Garrett Heller

2022 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Chengyang Shao

Sheryl Hsu

2022 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Prof. Laura Schaposnik, University of Illinois at Chicago

Alex Hu

2022 Regeneron STS scholar
2021 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Gold in Physics)
Mentor: Andrey Boris Khesin

Yihao (Michael) Huang

2021 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Gold in Computer Science)
Mentors: Prof. Julian Shun and Jessica Shi

Yanan Jiang

2022 Regeneron STS scholar (project done outside of PRIMES)

Bangzheng (Benjamin) Li

2022 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Dr. Felix Gotti

Yi (Alex) Liang

2021 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Gold in Mathematics)
Mentor: Prof. Zhenkun Li (Stanford University)

Yavor Litchev

2021 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Bronze in Computer Science)
Mentor: Yu Xia

Arushi Mantri

2021 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Mathematics)
Mentor: Pakawut Jiradilok

Anish Mudide

2021 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Silver in Biology)
Mentor: Prof. Gil Alterovitz

Quinn Perian

2021 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Mathematics)
Mentor: Pakawut Jiradilok

Luke Robitaille

2022 Regeneron STS 10th Place
Mentor: Dr. Minh-Tam Trinh

Karthik Seetharaman

2021 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Gold in Mathematics)
Mentor: Dr. Irving Dai (Stanford University)

Claire Wang

2021 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Gold in Computer Science)
Mentors: Prof. Julian Shun and Jessica Shi

Zifan (Atticus) Wang

2022 Regeneron STS finalist
Mentor: Arun Kannan

Daniel Xia

2022 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Dr. Pei-Ken Hung

Nathan Xiong

2022 Regeneron STS scholar
2021 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Mathematics)
Mentor: Pu Yu

Jeremy Yu

2021 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Bronze in Computer Science)
Mentor: Dr. Lu Lu (University of Pennsylvania)

William Yue

2022 Regeneron STS scholar (project done outside of PRIMES)
2021 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Gold in Mathematics)
Mentor: Dr. Irving Dai (Stanford University)

Kevin Edward Zhao

2022 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentors: Prof. Anna Rumshisky and Vladislav Lialin, UMass Lowell

Isaac Zhu

2021 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Gold in Mathematics)
Mentor: Dr. Irving Dai (Stanford University)

Sophie Zhu

2022 Regeneron ISEF 4th Grand Award (Math)
2022 Regeneron ISEF 2nd Special Award (from AMS)
Mentor: Dr. Felix Gotti

2020 projects

The Tenth Annual PRIMES Conference

In the 2020 cycle, 109 local and out-of-state PRIMES, PRIMES-USA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 54 faculty-formulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 15 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students. So far they have received the following honors:

Fiona Abney-McPeek

2021 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Adela YiYu Zhang

Serena An

2021 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Adela YiYu Zhang

Lucy Cai

2020 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Silver in Math) and Global Gold Mathematics Award winner (project done outside of PRIMES)

Alvin Chen

2021 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Kai Huang

Linda Chen

2021 Regeneron STS scholar
2020 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Computer Science)
Mentor: Jun Wan

Quanlin Chen

2021 Regeneron STS scholar
2020 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Math)
Mentor: Calder Morton-Ferguson

Richard Chen

2020 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Bronze in Math)
Mentor: Feng Gui

Sarah Chen

2021 Regeneron STS finalist
Mentors: Travis Law and Tamara Ouspenskaia, Broad Institute

Yunseo Choi

2020 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Bronze in Physics)
Mentor: Prof. James Unwin, University of Illinois at Chicago
2021 Regeneron STS 1st Place (project done outside of PRIMES)
2021 MAA Honorable mention (project done outside of PRIMES)
2020 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Gold in Economic and Financial Modeling) and Global Silver Economic and Financial Modeling Award winner (project done outside of PRIMES)

Neil Chowdhury

2020 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Silver in Biology) and Global Bronze Biology Award winner
Mentor: Dr. Maxim Imakaev

Joshua Guo

2021 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
2020 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Math)
Mentor: Yibo Gao

Daniel Hong

2020 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Silver in Computer Science) and Global Excellence Computer Science Award winner
Mentor: Dr. Diego Cifuentes

Hyunwoo (David) Lee

2020 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Silver in Computer Science) and Global Excellence Computer Science Award winner
Mentor: Dr. Diego Cifuentes

Sean Li

2021 Regeneron STS scholar
2021 Davidson fellow
2020 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Math)
Mentor: Dr. Tanya Khovanova

William Li

2021 Regeneron ISEF 3rd Grand Award (Math)
2021 Regeneron ISEF Honorable Mention (from AMS)
Mentor: Prof. Sergiy Merenkov, CCNY-CUNY

Srinath Mahankali

2021 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Dr. Yunan Yang, Courant Institute, New York University

Jakin Ng

2021 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Adela YiYu Zhang

Vishaal Ram

2021 Regeneron STS scholar
2020 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Bronze in Computer Science)
Mentor: Prof. Laura Schaposnik, University of Illinois at Chicago

Karthik Seetharaman

2021 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
2021 MAA MathFest Outstanding Presentation award
2020 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Math)
Mentor: Yibo Gao

Ilaria Seidel

2021 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
2020 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Math)
Mentor: Yibo Gao

William Shi

2021 Regeneron STS scholar
2020 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Math)
Mentor: Prof. Alejandro Morales, UMass Amherst

Kenta Suzuki

2020 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Gold in Math)
2021 Davidson honorable mention
Mentor: Prof. Michael Zieve, University of Michigan

Jason Tang

2020 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Bronze in Math)
Mentor: Feng Gui

Katherine Tung

2021 Regeneron STS finalist
Mentor: Christian Gaetz

Alex Wei

2020 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Silver in Computer Science) and Global Excellence Computer Science Award winner
Mentor: Dr. Diego Cifuentes

Justin Wu

2020 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Math)
Mentor: Ishan Levy

Yuxin Xie

2020 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Math) (project done outside of PRIMES)

Zheheng Xiao

2021 Regeneron STS scholar
(project done outside of PRIMES)

Nathan Xiong

2020 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Bronze in Math)
Mentor: Feng Gui

Jason Yang

2021 Regeneron STS scholar
2020 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Computer Science)
Mentors: Jun Wan

Alexander Lu Zhang

2021 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
2021 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Andrey Khesin

Jessica Zhang

2021 Regeneron ISEF 2nd Grand Award (Math)
2021 Regeneron ISEF 1st Special Award (from AMS)
2021 Regeneron STS finalist
2020 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Bronze in Math)
Mentor: Dr. Zhenkun Li, Stanford University

Kevin Edward Zhao

2020 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Computer Science)
Mentors: Prof. Anna Rumshisky and Vladislav Lialin, UMass Lowell

Beining (Cathy) Zhou

2021 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Hanshen Xiao

Honglin Zhu

2021 Regeneron STS scholar
2021 MAA Honorable mention
Mentor: Arun Kannan

2019 projects

The Ninth Annual PRIMES Conference

In the 2019 cycle, 92 local and out-of-state PRIMES, PRIMES-USA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 58 faculty-formulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 13 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students. So far they have received the following honors:

Lucy Cai

2019 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Math)
(project done outside of PRIMES)
2020 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Duncan Levear, Brandeis University

Sarah Chen

2019 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Silver in Biology) and Global Silver Biology Award winner
Mentors: Dr. Tamara Ouspenskaia and Dr. Travis Law, Broad Institute

Neil Chowdhury

2019 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Gold in Biology) and Global Excellence Biology Award winner
Mentor: Sameer Abraham

Ezra Erives

2020 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Dr. Zarathustra Brady

Vincent Fan

2019 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Computer Science)
Mentor: Chun Hong Lo

Zander Hill

2020 Regeneron STS finalist
Mentor: Luis Kumanduri

Sunay Joshi

2020 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Dr. Zilin Jiang

Benjamin Kang

2020 Regeneron STS scholar
2019 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Gold in Economic and Financial Modeling) and Global Bronze Economic and Financial Modeling Award winner
Mentor: Prof. James Unwin, University of Illinois at Chicago

Nithin Kavi

2020 Regeneron STS finalist
Mentor: Zhenkun Li

Lev Kruglyak

2020 Regeneron STS scholar
2020 Davidson Fellow
Mentor: Daniil Kalinov

Ziyan Lei

2019 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Gold in Math) and Global Gold Math Award winner
(project done outside of PRIMES)

Rupert Li

2020 Regeneron STS 4th Place
2020 ISEF finalist (Math)
2019 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Math)
Mentor: Yibo Gao

Jason Liu

2020 Regeneron STS finalist (project done outside of PRIMES)
2020 Davidson Fellow (project done outside of PRIMES)

Yuyuan Luo

2020 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Laura Schaposnik, University of Illinois at Chicago

Espen Slettnes

2019 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Math)
2021 Davidson honorable mention
Mentor: Dr. Jesse Geneson, Iowa State
2020 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Duncan Levear, Brandeis University

Frank Wang

2020 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Yu Zhao

Andrew Weinfeld

2020 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Guangyi Yue

Alek Westover

2020 Regeneron STS 7th Place
2019 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Computer Science)
Mentor: William Kuszmaul

Jason Yang

2019 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Biology)
Mentors: Sameer Abraham and Martin Falk

William Yue

2019 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Computer Science)
Mentor: Chun Hong Lo

Andrew Zhang

2020 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentors: Prof. Gil Alterovitz and Dr. Insung Na

Victoria Zhang

2020 Regeneron STS scholar
2019 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Gold in Physics) and Global Silver Physics Award winner
Mentor: Dr. Bolun Chen, Brandeis University

Jeremy Zhou

2020 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
2020 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Math)
Mentor: Duncan Levear, Brandeis University

Christopher Zhu

2020 Regeneron STS scholar
2019 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Bronze in Math) and Global Math Award winner
Mentor: Pakawut Jiradilok

Sebastian Zhu

2019 Yau Science Award USA semifinalist (Computer Science)
Mentor: Chun Hong Lo

2018 projects

The Eighth Annual PRIMES Conference

In the 2018 cycle, 90 local and out-of-state PRIMES, PRIMES-USA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 50 faculty-formulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 13 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students. So far they have received the following honors:

Students' honors:

Rinni Bhansali

2019 ISEF 2nd Grand Award (Math)
2019 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Prof. Laura Schaposnik, University of Illinois at Chicago

Sanjit Bhat

2019 Honorable Mention for Davidson Fellowship
2019 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Dimitris Tsipras

Vincent Bian

2019 Regeneron STS scholar
2019 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor:
Dr. Tanya Khovanova

Merrick Cai

2019 Honorable Mention for Davidson Fellowship
2019 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Daniil Kalinov

Robert Chen

2019 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Alin Tomescu

Zhengyang (Leo) Dong

2019 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Dr. Gil Alterovitz

Ezra Erives

2019 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Dr. Zarathustra Brady

Kaiying Hou

2019 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Dr. Andrew Rzeznik

Vincent Huang

2019 Regeneron STS 9th Place
Mentor: Prof. James Unwin, University of Illinois at Chicago

Aayush Karan

2019 Davidson Fellow
2019 ISEF 2nd Grand Award (Math)
2019 ISEF 3rd Special Award (from AMS)
2019 ISEF Honorable Mention (from NSA)
2019 Regeneron STS finalist
Mentor: Dr. Jianfeng Lin

Nithin Kavi

2019 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Zhenkun Li

Ryan Kim

2019 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Sanath Devalapurkar

Anusha Murali

2019 Honorable Mention for Davidson Fellowship
2019 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Dr. Mahmoud Ghandi, Broad Institute

Srinivasan Sathiamurthy

2019 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Dr. Zarathustra Brady

Espen Slettnes

2018 Broadcom MASTERS 1st Place in Mathematics
2019 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Dr. Jesse Geneson, Iowa State University

Shashvat Srivastava

2019 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Kyle Hogan

Stanley Wang

2019 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Yu Zhao

Wendy Wu

2019 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Zhenkun Li

Guanpeng (Andy) Xu

2019 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Hyun Jong Kim

Eric Zhang

2019 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Dr. Tanya Khovanova

Daniel Zhu

2019 Davidson Fellow
2019 Regeneron STS scholar
2019 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Prof. Alejandro Morales, UMass Amherst

2017 projects

The Seventh Annual PRIMES Conference

In the 2017 cycle, 86 local and out-of-state PRIMES, PRIMES-USA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 49 faculty-formulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 12 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students from MIT and Harvard. So far they have received the following honors:

Students' honors:

Ayush Agarwal

2018 Regeneron STS scholar
2018 Honorable Mention for Davidson Fellowship (project done outside of PRIMES)
Mentor: Christian Gaetz

Sanjit Bhat

2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Albert Kwon

Vivek Bhupatiraju

2018 Regeneron STS scholar
2018 ISEF 1st Special Award (Science of Security, from NSA)
2018 ISEF 3rd Special Award (from ACM)
Mentor:
Alin Tomescu

August Chen

2018 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Prof. Jayadev Athreya, University of Washington

Jeremy Chen

2017 Siemens semifinalist (project done outside of PRIMES)
Mentor: Robin Elliott

Robert Chen

2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Alin Tomescu

Chao Cheng

2018 Regeneron STS scholar (project done outside of PRIMES)
2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Prof. John Williams

David Darrow

2018 Regeneron STS scholar
2017 Siemens regional finalist
Mentors: Prof. Alex Townsend, Cornell University, and Prof. Grady Wright, Boise State University

Kaan Dokmeci

2018 Regeneron STS scholar
2017 Siemens regional finalist
Mentor: Yongyi Chen

Swapnil Garg

2017 Siemens national finalist (project done outside of PRIMES)
Mentor: Alexey Pakharev, Northeastern University

Kyle Gatesman

2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Prof. James Unwin, University of Illinois at Chicago

Michael Gintz

2018 Regeneron STS scholar
2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Dr. Tanya Khovanova

Gopal Goel

2021 Regeneron STS 4th Place
2018 ISEF 4th Grand Award (Math)
2018 ISEF 2nd Special Award (from AMS)
2018 MAA Outstanding Presentation award
Mentor: Andrew Ahn

Louis Golowich

2018 Regeneron STS finalist (project done outside of PRIMES)
2017 Siemens semifinalist (project done outside of PRIMES)
2018 Honorable Mention for Davidson Fellowship (project done outside of PRIMES)
Mentor: Chiheon Kim

Henry Heffan

2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentors: Ethan Hellman, Dr. Jason Hennessey, Kyle Hogan, and Dr. Mayank Varia, Boston University

Kevin Hu

2017 ISEF 3rd Grand Award (biomed) (project done outside of PRIMES)
Mentor: Dr. Mahmoud Ghandi, Broad Institute

John Kuszmaul

2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Alin Tomescu

David Lu

2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Albert Kwon

Michael Ma

2018 Regeneron STS finalist
2017 Siemens regional finalist
2018 Honorable Mention for Davidson Fellowship
Mentor: William Kuszmaul, Stanford University

Kalyan Palepu

2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Dr. Gil Alterovitz

Dylan Pentland

2018 Regeneron STS finalist
2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Younhun Kim

Michael Ren

2018 Regeneron STS finalist
2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Xiaomeng Xu

Harshal Sheth

2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Dr. Raja Sambasivan, Boston University

Mihir Singhal

2018 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Christopher Ryba

Shashvat Srivastava

2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentors: Ethan Hellman, Dr. Jason Hennessey, Kyle Hogan, and Dr. Mayank Varia, Boston University

Andrew Sun

2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Dr. Raja Sambasivan, Boston University

Grace Tian

2018 Regeneron STS finalist
2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Jesse Freeman

Vinjai Vale

7th Place at 2018 Regeneron STS
Mentor: Kevin Ellis

Adithya Vellal

2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Dr. Gil Alterovitz

Franklyn Wang

2018 Regeneron STS finalist
2017 Siemens 2nd Prize
2018 Davidson Fellow
Mentor: Prof. Michael Zieve, University of Michigan

Wendy Wu

2017 Siemens regional finalist
Mentor: Guangyi Yue

Guanpeng (Andy) Xu

2017 Siemens regional finalist
Mentor: Guangyi Yue

Andrew Zhang

2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Dr. Gil Alterovitz

Anlin Zhang

2017 Siemens national finalist
Mentor: Prof. Laura Schaposnik, University of Illinois at Chicago

William Zhang

2018 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Jesse Geneson

Yiming Zheng

2017 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Alin Tomescu

2016 projects

The Sixth Annual PRIMES Conference

In the 2016 cycle, 75 local and out-of-state PRIMES, PRIMES-USA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 40 faculty-formulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 13 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students from MIT and Harvard. They have received the following honors:

Students' honors:

Leo Alcock

Paper presenter at 9th ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop , Dallas, Texas, November 2017
Mentor: Ling Ren

Kai-Siang Ang

2017 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Prof. Laura Schaposnik (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Vivek Bhupatiraju

2016 Siemens semifinalist
Mentors: Albert Kwon and Ling Ren

Kevin Chang

2017 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: William Kuszmaul (Stanford University)

Makena Binker Cosen (PRIMES Circle student)

2016 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Ying Gao

Louis Golowich

2016 Siemens 4th Prize
Mentor: Chiheon Kim

Nicholas Guo

2017 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Guangyi Yue

Matthew Hase-Liu

2016 Siemens semifinalist
2017 Regeneron STS scholar
2017 ISEF 3rd Grand Award (in Math) and 2nd Special Award (from AMS)
Mentor: Nicholas Triantafillou

Sathwik Karnik

2017 ISEF 4th Grand Award (in Math)
Mentor: Hyun Jong Kim

John Kuszmaul

2016 Siemens semifinalist
Mentors: Albert Kwon and Ling Ren

Alec Leng

2017 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: David Corwin

Nikhil Marda

2016 Siemens semifinalist
2017 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor : Borys Kadets

Laura Pierson

2017 Regeneron STS 6th Place
Mentor: Siddharth Venkatesh

Dhruv Rohatgi

2016 Siemens semifinalist
2017 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor : Vishal Arul

Alec Sun

2016 Siemens semifinalist (project done outside of PRIMES)
2017 Regeneron STS finalist
Mentor: Seth Shelley-Abrahamson

Vinjai Vale

2016 Siemens semifinalist
Mentors: Albert Kwon and Ling Ren

Felix Wang

2016 Siemens semifinalist
2017 Regeneron STS finalist
2017 Davison Fellow
Mentor: Prof. Michael Zieve, University of Michigan

Aaron Yeiser

2017 Regeneron STS 2nd Place
Mentor: Dr. Alex Townsend

Albert Yue

2016 Siemens regional finalist (project done outside of PRIMES)
2017 Regeneron STS scholar
Mentor: Piotr Suwara

Richard Zhou

2016 Siemens 4th Prize
Mentor: Chiheon Kim

2015 projects

The Fifth Annual PRIMES Conference

In the 2015 cycle, 74 local and out-of-state PRIMES, PRIMES-USA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 30 faculty-formulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 4 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students from MIT and Harvard. They have received the following honors:

Students' honors:

David Amirault

2016 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor: David Corwin

Amy Chou

2015 Siemens semifinalist (project done outside of PRIMES)

Nicholas Diaco

Outstanding Presentation award at 2016 MAA
Mentor: Tanya Khovanova

Diana Ding

2015 Siemens regional finalist
Mentor: Albert Kwon

Brandon Epstein

2015 Siemens semifinalist
2016 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor: Prof. Martin Rocek (SUNY at Stony Brook)

Daniel Guo

2016 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor: Prof. Partha Dey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Meghal Gupta

2015 Siemens semifinalist
2016 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor: Jesse Geneson

Cristian Gutu

2015 Siemens regional finalist
Mentor: Albert Kwon

Meena Jagadeesan

Davidson Fellow Laureate
2016 Intel STS 2nd place
2015 Siemens semifinalist (project done outside of PRIMES)
Mentor: Miriam Farber

Varun Jain

2016 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor: Carl Lian

Kenz Kallal

2015 Siemens regional finalist
Mentors: Thao Thi Thu Do and Prof. Michael Zieve (University of Michigan)

Jacob Klegar

2016 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor: Prof. Sergiy Merenkov, CCNY-CUNY

Matthew Lipman

2015 Siemens regional finalist
Mentors: Thao Thi Thu Do and Prof. Michael Zieve (University of Michigan)

Dhruv Medarametla

2016 Intel STS semifinalist
Outstanding Presentation award at 2016 MAA (project done outside of PRIMES)
Mentor: Aaron Potechin

Mehtaab Sawhney

2016 Intel STS semifinalist
Outstanding Presentation award at 2016 MAA
Mentor: Jonathan Weed

Harshal Sheth

2015 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Cody Cutler

Girishvar Venkat

2016 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor: Siddharth Venkatesh

Felix Wang

2015 Siemens regional finalist
Mentors: Thao Thi Thu Do and Prof. Michael Zieve (University of Michigan)

Aashish Welling

2015 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor: Cody Cutler

Rachel Zhang

2015 Siemens regional finalist
2016 Intel STS finalist
Mentor: Prof. Moira Chas (SUNY at Stony Brook)

2014 projects

The Fourth Annual PRIMES Conference

In the 2014 cycle, 59 local and out-of-state PRIMES, PRIMES-USA, and PRIMES Circle students are working on 38 faculty-formulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 9 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students from MIT and Harvard. They have received the following honors:

Students' honors:

Amy Chou

2014 Siemens semifinalist
2015 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Rishabh Singh

Yilun Du

2014 Siemens semifinalist
2015 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Prof. Sergiy Merenkov (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Kavish Gandhi

2015 Intel STS semifinalist
Outstanding Presentation award at 2015 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentor : Yufei Zhao

Noah Golowich

2015 Intel STS 1st Place
Davidson Fellow Laureate
2014 Siemens regional finalist
paper published in the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 21:3 (2014)
Mentor : Laszlo Lovasz

Niket Gowravaram

2015 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Alisa Knizel

Brice Huang

2015 Intel STS 2nd Place
2015 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor : Wuttisak Trongsiriwat

Justin Kaashoek

2014 Siemens semifinalist
2015 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Rishabh Singh

Shashwat Kishore

2015 Intel STS 3rd Place
Mentors : Gus Lonergan and Pavel Etingof

Jessica Li

2014 Siemens semifinalist
2015 Intel STS semifinalist
2015 National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium 3rd Place
2015 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor:
Prof. Laura Schaposnik (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Andrew Luo

2014 Siemens regional finalist (project done outside of PRIMES)
Mentors: Geoffrey Fudenberg and Maxim Imakaev

Shyam Narayanan

2014 Siemens semifinalist
Outstanding Presentation award at 2015 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentor: David Corwin

Eric Neyman

2014 Siemens semifinalist
2015 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor: Darij Grinberg

Uma Roy

2015 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor: Alisa Knizel

Peter Tian

2014 Siemens 1st Prize
Davidson Fellow
2015 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor : Jesse Geneson

Nathan Wolfe

2014 Siemens semifinalist
Mentors: Ling Ren and Xiangyao Yu

Joshua Xiong

2014 Siemens semifinalist
paper published in Journal of Integer Sequences 17 (2014)
Mentor : Tanya Khovanova

Alexandria Yu

2015 Intel STS semifinalist
2015 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentors: Sherry Gong

Ethan Zou

2014 Siemens semifinalist
Mentors: Ling Ren and Xiangyao Yu

Joseph Zurier

2014 Siemens 2nd Prize
2015 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor : Ben Yang

2013 projects

The Third Annual PRIMES Conference

In the 2013 cycle, 52 local and out-of-state PRIMES, PRIMES-USA, and PRIMES Circle students worked on 33 faculty-formulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 7 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students from MIT and Harvard. They have received the following honors:

Students' honors:

Leigh Marie Braswell

paper published in the College Mathematics Journal 45:2 (2014)
Mentor : Tanya Khovanova

Jeffrey Cai

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
2013 Siemens regional finalist
2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor : Daniel Thompson

Vahid Fazel-Rezai

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
paper published in the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 21:2 (2014)
Mentor : Tanya Khovanova

Kavish Gandhi

2013 Siemens 2nd Prize
2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
paper published in the Journal of Combinatorics 5:2 (2014)
Mentor : Laszlo Lovasz

Ying Gao

2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor : Sergei Bernstein

Noah Golowich

2013 Siemens 2nd Prize
2014 Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair 1st Place
2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
paper published in the Journal of Combinatorics 5:2 (2014)
Mentor : Laszlo Lovasz

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Nihal Gowravaram

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor : Wuttisak Trongsiriwat

Steven Homberg

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor : Luke Ward

Ravi Jagadeesan

Davidson Fellow Laureate
2013 Siemens semifinalist (project done outside of PRIMES)
Mentor : Akhil Mathew

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Nicolaas Kaashoek

2013 Siemens semifinalist
Mentors : Christos Tzamos and Matt Weinberg

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William Kuszmaul

2014 Intel STS 3rd Prize
2013 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor : Darij Grinberg

John Long

2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor : Angela Yen

Jin-Woo (Bryan) Oh

Outstanding Presentation award at 2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
1st Place in the Mathematical Science Category at the 2014 New York State Science and Engineering Fair
Mentor : Rik Sengupta

Rohil Prasad

2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentors : Tanya Khovanova and Jesse Geneson

Ritesh Ragavender

1st Grand Award (in Math) and 3rd Special Award (from AMS) at 2014 Intel ISEF
2014 Intel STS semifinalist
Davidson Fellow
Yau High School Math Competition Bronze award
Outstanding Presentation award at 2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentor : Alex Ellis

Raj Raina

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
2013 Siemens semifinalist
2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor : Andrey Grinshpun

Uma Roy

2013 Siemens semifinalist (project done outside of PRIMES)
Outstanding Presentation award at 2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session (project done outside of PRIMES)
Mentor : Yael Fregier

Ajay Saini

2014 Intel STS finalist
Mentor : Natasha Markuzon

Gabby Studt

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor : Daniel Thompson

Junho Won

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
Outstanding Presentation award at 2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentor : Chiheon Kim

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William Wu

2013 Siemens semifinalist
Mentors : Christos Tzamos and Matt Weinberg

Isaac Xia

2014 Intel STS semifinalist
2013 Siemens semifinalist
Mentor : Yael Fregier

2012 projects

The Second Annual PRIMES Conference

In the 2012 cycle, 30 local and one out-of-state PRIMES students worked on 24 faculty-formulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology under the mentorship of MIT graduate students. They have received the following honors:

Students' honors:

Dhroova Aiylam

2013 Intel STS semifinalist
Mentor : Tanya Khovanova

Surya Bhupatiraju

2013 Intel STS finalist
Mentor : Alex Arkhipov

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Christina Chen

2013 Intel STS semifinalist
2012 Siemens regional finalist
poster accepted for 2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentor : Nan Li

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Boryana Doyle

presenter at the conference Dynamic Organization of Nuclear Function in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in September-October 2012
Mentors : Geoff Fudenberg and Maksim Imakaev

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Nihal Gowravaram

2012 Siemens regional finalist
2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor : Joel Lewis

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Ravi Jagadeesan

2012 Siemens regional finalist
Mentor : Joel Lewis

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Saarik Kalia

2012 Siemens semifinalist
2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor
: Tue Ly

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Aaron Klein

2013 Intel STS semifinalist
poster accepted for 2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentor : Yan Zhang

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William Kuszmaul

2012 Siemens regional finalist
poster accepted for 2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
2013 Davidson Fellow
paper published in the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 20:4 (2013)
Mentors : Darij Grinberg and Sergei Bernstein

Ashwin Murali

presenter at the conference Dynamic Organization of Nuclear Function in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in September-October 2012
Mentors : Geoff Fudenberg and Maksim Imakaev

Rohil Prasad

2012 Siemens 5th Prize
Mentor : Jesse Geneson

Jonathan Tidor

2012 Siemens 5th Prize
Mentor : Jesse Geneson

Sahana Vasudevan

2013 Intel STS 10th Prize (project done outside of PRIMES)
Mentors : Pavel Etingof and Vinoth Nandakumar

Andrew Xia

2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentors : Gil Alterovitz and Jeremy Warner

Michael Zanger-Tischler

2012 Siemens semifinalist
2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor : Tue Ly

Peijin Zhang

2012 Siemens regional finalist
Mentors : Gil Alterovitz and Jeremy Warner

Ziling Zhou

2012 Siemens regional finalist
poster accepted for 2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentors : Darij Grinberg and Sergei Bernstein

2011 projects

The First Annual PRIMES Conference

In the 2011 cycle, 21 local PRIMES students worked on 16 faculty-formulated research projects in mathematics and physical and computational biology under the mentorship of MIT graduate students. They have received the following honors:

Students' honors:

Surya Bhupatiraju

2011 Siemens regional finalist
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
paper published in the Journal of Algebra (December 2012)
Mentor : David Jordan; project supervised by Pavel Etingof

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Christina Chen

3rd Place at the Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair
Outstanding Presentation award at 2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
paper published in Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 366 (2014)
Mentor : Tanya Khovanova

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Yongyi Chen

2011 Siemens regional finalist
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor : David Jordan; project supervised by Pavel Etingof

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Sheela Devadas

2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor : Steven Sam

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Fengning (David) Ding

2012 Davidson Fellow Laureate
4th Prize at 2012 Intel STS
2011 Siemens semifinalist
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
paper published in Representation Theory 17 (2013)
Mentor : Sasha Tsymbaliuk

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Caroline Ellison

2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor : Giorgia Fortuna

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Xiaoyu He

2012 Davidson Fellow
2012 Intel STS finalist
2011 Siemens semifinalist
Outstanding Presentation award at 2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Mentor : Tanya Khovanova

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Saarik Kalia

2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor
: Tanya Khovanova

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Aaron Klein

2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
paper published in the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics (March 2014)
Mentor
: Alejandro Morales

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William Kuszmaul

2011 Siemens regional finalist
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
paper published in the Journal of Algebra (December 2012)
Mentor : David Jordan; project supervised by Pavel Etingof

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Jason Li

2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
paper published in the Journal of Algebra (December 2012)
Mentor : David Jordan; project supervised by Pavel Etingof

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Carl Lian

2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor : Steven Sam

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Ziv Scully

2012 Intel STS semifinalist
2011 Siemens semifinalist
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor : Yan Zhang

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Michael Zhang

2011 Siemens regional finalist
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter
Mentor : David Jordan; project supervised by Pavel Etingof